NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (May 2): Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle Cleared to Play, Jimmy Butler Out

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (May 2): Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle Cleared to Play, Jimmy Butler Out article feature image

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Tuesday's NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

7 p.m. ET Update: Jimmy Butler has been ruled out of Game 2 with an ankle injury. Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle have been cleared play.

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters that Jimmy Butler would likely be a game-time decision for Game 2 of Heat vs Knicks. Butler injured his ankle in the fourth quarter in Game 1 and appeared significantly hobbled despite finishing the game.

Julius Randle, who missed Game 1 with a sore ankle, is also questionable for Game 2. Randle warmed up ahead of the series opener, but ultimately sat out, which gave Obi Toppin the opportunity to start. Jalen Brunson is also questionable with a sore ankle, which is a bit of a surprise after he played 40 minutes in Game 1.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Gabe Vincent
SG – Max Strus
SF – Caleb Martin
PF – Kevin Love
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Haywood Highsmith (knee) is Available; Jimmy Butler (ankle), Tyler Herro (hand) and Victor Oladipo (knee) are Out

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Brunson
SG – Josh Hart
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Julius Randle (ankle) and Jalen Brunson (ankle) are Available

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – D'Angelo Russell
SG – Austin Reaves
SF – LeBron James
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: LeBron James (foot) and Anthony Davis (foot) are Probable; Mo Bamba (ankle) is Questionable

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Patrick Baldwin (toe) is Questionable; Andrew Iguodala (wrist) and Ryan Rollins (foot) are Out

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